Try to fit your abstract into one of the specific topics, this will help us to make a better conference program. Use the section title if necessary.


Brain and development

- Neonatal Brain Injury and Neuroprotection

- Neurodevelopmental Outcome

- Structural and Functional Brain Imaging

- Placenta and prenatal factors

- Pain and stress

- Early developmental care



- Delivery room management

- Apnea and respiratory control

- Lung injury

- Long-term lung function

- Mechanical ventilation

- Non-invasive ventilation

- New strategies for surfactant administration


Circulation, Oxygen Transport and Haematology

- Pulmonary Hypertension

- Systemic circulation and cardiac output

- Organ blood flow and autoregulation

- Microcirculation and oxygen transport

- Transfusion and volume therapy


Nutrition and gastroenterology

- Nutrition of the Very Preterm

- Breast feeding

- Perinatal growth

- Metabolism

- Obesity and risk factors for cardiovascular disease

- Micronutrients

- Necrotising Enterocolitis



- Nosocomial infection and colonisation

- Host responses and early diagnosis of infection

- Ethics and limitations to care

- Early origins of adult disease

- Genetically defined risk



- Pharmocokinetics in the newborn period

- Testing medicines in children

- Good Clinical practice - in practice



- Measurement methodology

- Animal models of human perinatal pathology

- Molecular neonatology

- Organisation of perinatal care

- Quality improvement and Safety and Error Prevention

- Medical Education and Training

- Assesment of clinical competence

- Involvement of parents in care

 -NICU design